ARC - Architecture
(Offered fall). Corequisites: ARH2060, EGN1110C with a minimum grade of "C." First course in the design studio sequence, this introductory course introduces the student without prior experience, to the design of space defined as the analysis, formation and articulation of habitable volumes. This course emphasizes the basic concepts of space, its inhabitation, and the process of its design. A sequence of analytical and generative exercises will develop the fundamentals of space cognition and will expose the students to the interplay between contextual strategies and simple programmatic requirements.
(Offered spring). Prerequisite: ARC1301C with a minimum grade of "C." Continuation of ARC1301, Design 1.1. Development of spatial language, analytical abilities, communication skills and synthetic design process, with emphasis on all areas of spatial design--landscape, building and interior--are introduced as the material for refining and developing conventions of architectural representation and communication. Students learn to engage in strategies, formal conditions and ideas discovered through analysis. Students design an intervention in contexts generated through the application and transformation of the order revealed by analysis.
(Offered spring). Combining elements of virtual reality, augmented reality, stereoscopic 3D, and advanced media techniques, the Immersive Media for Design course will teach students to design and create virtual and photo-real media projects that can be viewed on head-mounted displays for an immersive experience of their designs solutions.
(Offered spring). Prerequisite: ARC1301C. This course uses the integration of digital media and microcomputer software with the architectural design process. There is emphasis on logic of problem formulation and design interface. The course covers introduction to computing collage and imaging, modeling and animation and communicative.
(Offered fall). Prerequisites: ART1300C or ARC1302C or TAR1120 and TAR1120L. Introduces fundamental ideas and techniques directed to the development and understanding of the design process and an architectural vocabulary. Study involves consideration of architectural theory, history, climate and cultural factors, structures, and materials that influence form. This course focus is the design process from shape creation to spatial relationships, so that the student can develop design skills in a preliminary design phase, and a personal technique and language from two dimensional designs to three dimensional forms.
(Offered spring). Prerequisite: ARC2303C. Introduces fundamental ideas and techniques directed to the development and understanding of the design process and an architectural vocabulary. Study involves consideration of architectural theory, history, climate and cultural factors, structures, and materials that influence form. This course focus is to develop the ability to use basic architectural principles in the design of buildings, interior spaces, and sites. Particular attention will be paid to graphic representations and architectural drawings as means to support the design process.
(Offered fall). Prerequisites: ETD2395, MAC1105, ARC1301C. Corequisite: BCN1230. Introduction to the principles of building assembly modeling. Students will learn to explore a building as an assembly of architectural objects and subassemblies using virtual design and construction software. In addition, students will learn part modeling, assembly modeling, generative drafting, and general representational and modeling techniques.
1-3 crs. Cooperative Education courses may be taken toward completion of most of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degree programs. A maximum of six credit hours may be used in meeting the A.A. degree requirements. Prerequisite: Minimum of 2.0 GPA, meet with the co-op coordinator, and availability of co-op work experience slot. Supervised, practical work experience that seeks to combine theories and apply practical skills to projects in the student?s major field of study. Requirements include online weekly, mid-term, and end-of-term reflection assignments.